Creative community service project ideas for teens: wildfire safety

Blog Post created by michelesteinberg Employee on Sep 16, 2015


Wondering what your teen daughter or son can do for a creative community service project this fall? NFPA's here with its TakeAction resources to help your teen find a project that will get community service credit, help his neighbors become safer from wildfire AND could win her a $500 scholarship!

Young people between the ages of 13-22 can turn school and club community service requirements into a $500 educational scholarship or donation to a charitable organization, thanks to sponsorship of the Year of Living Less Dangerously Community Service Contest by State Farm. Students must complete a wildfire risk reduction project between September 1 and November 15 and submit a simple application. Your teen could receive one of twenty $500 funding awards to use for future educational costs or as a donation to her favorite charitable organization.

Ideas on this easy-to use list (in PDF) include work around homes and neighborhoods, developing evacuation plans, helping older relatives become more prepared, and helping the community recover from post-fire impacts like erosion and flooding - just to name a few! The list includes helpful links to information and resources, including tips for keeping safe while conducting these creative and helpful projects.

Wildfires continue to have tremendous impacts on life safety and property, but there IS something you - and your teen - can do to make your home and community safer. Take action now!